Susannah Vance Gopalan

A partner with the firm, Susannah focuses on health care litigation and regulatory counseling, with a distinct focus on Medicaid and the new coverage options under the Affordable Care Act. Susannah has extensive experience negotiating Medicaid waivers and managed care arrangements. She advises clients on Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement and compliance issues and works with health centers, local governments, primary care associations, and the National Association of Community Health Centers on Medicaid and Medicare policy issues and administration. She also counsels health care providers on their responsibilities as Exchange network providers and as Navigators supporting the enrollment of uninsured individuals.

Susannah brings detailed regulatory research and analysis as well as knowledge about the regulatory process to bear on both transactions and litigation for her clients. Susannah is able to help clients understand the larger context in which federal health care programs operate. She has guided health centers through Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Department of Health and Human Services audits and investigations, and also recently reached a settlement in major Medicaid litigation.